XC-350 Lighting Console from Leprecon
XC-350 Lighting Console from Leprecon

Leprecon: XC-350 Lighting Console

Michael Eddy

Leprecon has introduced its XC lighting console, which provides a variety of playback options for events ranging from improvised performance to tightly scripted shows. Large edge wheel encoders and direct access Color, Beam, and Position label keys simplify programming LED and automated fixtures. The LPC software base provides an easy to use interface and new XC features create a powerful new console from Leprecon.

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The FaderPort 16 from PreSonus
The FaderPort 16 from PreSonus

PreSonus: FaderPort 16

Michael Eddy

The latest model in PreSonus®’ feature-rich, easy-to-use FaderPort™ control surface series, the FaderPort 16 Mix Production Controller connects via USB 2.0 to provide precise tactile control over your favorite DAW’s mix and automation functions, including complete transport control. The new control surface offers full level, solo, and mute control over 16 channels at once, with 16 touch-sensitive, motorized, 100 mm faders, and 89 buttons covering 102 different functions. Quickly zoom in on audio files for editing, adjust a click-track tempo with a simple tap, modify plug-in parameters, manage aux mixes—and, of course, control track levels with the touch of a finger. 

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The CO2-8WL Dual Lavalier and the EO-8WR Dual Earmount Microphones from Point Source Audio
The CO2-8WL Dual Lavalier and the EO-8WR Dual Earmount Microphones from Point Source Audio

Point Source Audio: Dual Element Microphones with Built–in Backup

Michael Eddy

Point Source Audio® (PSA), a manufacturer of miniature microphone technology, has announced it is now shipping its dual element microphones with built-in backup. The CO2-8WL Dual Lavalier Microphone and the EO-8WR Dual Earmount Microphone are patent pending and the world’s first fully redundant microphones with dual factory-matched elements bringing an elegant, small footprint solution to the common need for redundant mic’ing.

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The SW5E AVB switch from PreSonus
The SW5E AVB switch from PreSonus

PreSonus: SW5E AVB Switch

Michael Eddy

PreSonus introduces its SW5E AVB switch, which supplies five ports for use in AVB-enabled digital audio networks. All five AVB ports feature secure etherCON jacks for compatibility with both standard RJ-45 cables and the more rugged etherCON cables commonly found in audio production houses for live sound. This, along with its robust construction, makes the SW5E an especially good choice for live sound systems.

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The etherCON CAT6A Feedthrough Coupler from Neutrik USA
The etherCON CAT6A Feedthrough Coupler from Neutrik USA

Neutrik USA: etherCON CAT6A Feedthrough Coupler

Michael Eddy

Neutrik USA announces the new etherCON Cat 6A feedthrough coupler NE8FFX6-W. Accommodating Neutrik’s etherCON Cat 5 and etherCON Cat 6A cable carriers as well as standard RJ45 plugs, NE8FFX6-W features full 10-Gbit bandwidth along with IP65 ingress protection when mated to cables equipped with Neutrik’s NE8MX6 family of etherCON Cat 6A cable connectors.  A unique barrel design distinguishes NE8FFX6-W from its etherCON Cat 5 cousin, the rectangular NE8FF.

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Focusrite Red 16Line 64-in/64-out Pro Tools | HD and dual Thunderbolt 3 audio interface
Focusrite Red 16Line 64-in/64-out Pro Tools | HD and dual Thunderbolt 3 audio interface

Focusrite: Red 16Line Interface

Michael Eddy

Focusrite announces the Red 16Line 64-in/64-out Pro Tools | HD and dual Thunderbolt 3 audio interface. The Red 16Line features ultra-low latency A-D/D-A conversion for 16 line level ins and outs and for two Red Evolution mic preamps, up to 121dB dynamic range and expansion over Ethernet for networked audio. Since Red 16Line provides both DigiLink connectors and Thunderbolt connections, it's now easier than ever to switch from Pro Tools | HD to other audio applications, without the need to reconfigure option cards in the interface. The host mode can be simply changed either in the remote-control software, or on the device front panel to change DAWs in seconds. 

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